Following FDA Approval, California Students Ages 5-11 Will Require Covid-19 Vaccination

Governor Newsom, who recently survived a recall challenge, has now expanded the mandate on Covid-19 vaccinations for California’s enrolled students. The mandate to vaccinate all K-12 children is effective immediately and will take effect once Covid-19 vaccines are FDA approved for younger students. This makes California the first state in the Nation to require Covid vaccines for all students. Other states may follow, despite the fact that a national poll shows that only 55% of parents want their children vaccinated.  

You may recall that California has already mandated the vaccine for all students age 12 and up. As it stands, the state of California has implemented mandatory vaccination for all students who are 12-years-old and otherwise eligible for a vaccine and for those that are turning 12-years-old. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is currently available for 12-year-olds.  However, since the vaccine has not yet been approved for those students younger than 12, the expanded mandate goes into effect upon approval of the vaccine for younger students.  The vaccine is scheduled to become available in the coming months and students are expected to get them within 30 days of approval.

What do you think?
The following two tabs change content below.
Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a Mother, Grandmother, former Middle School Teacher, former Member of a School Board of Education and an Education Advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire. Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from California Baptist University and a Masters’ Degree in Education Technology from Cal State Fullerton in her 30’s. Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families as an Education Advocate in the Inland Empire and currently works as an Education Specialist.

More Comments